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Darren Bravo and Smith put West Indes on course with century stand

Kandy, Sri Lanka – Darren Bravo played a number of delightful shots in an unbeaten 63, his third Test match half-century, to brighten the rain-hit first day of the 3rd ERI Test at Pallekele Stadium on Wednesday.

To win series in subcontinent would be massive, says West Indies Coach

Kandy, Sri Lanka – The West Indies were kept indoors on Tuesday as the team’s preparations for the 3rd ERI Test match against Sri Lanka were hampered by heavy, afternoon rain. This however did not dampen the spirits and Head Coach Ottis Gibson indicated his team will be ready for Wednesday's start of the match at the new Pallekele Stadium in this central city. First ball in the decisive Test is 10 am (12.30 am Eastern Caribbean Time/11.30 Tuesday Jamaica Time).

Baugh has confidence, looks ahead to 3rd Test

Kandy, Sri Lanka – West Indies wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh says he feels relaxed and has a clear mind as the Windies prepare for the all-important 3rd ERI Test match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday at the new Pallekele Stadium in the central city of Kandy.

 The 28-year-old Baugh made an impressive 50 in the first innings of the 2nd Test to help the Windies reach the follow-on target. Now, he is eagerly looking ahead to the next five days.

Cricket unites for people living with HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day

Kandy, Sri Lanka – Players and match officials will wear red ribbons in the ODI matches being played on Wednesday between Sri Lanka and West Indies; Bangladesh and Zimbabwe; and India vs New Zealand and, as well as on the opening day of the Ashes Test match between Australia and England on Friday. Further activities are also being held in South Africa.

In addition, Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan will travel to Papua New Guinea this week to help take part in a variety of education and fundraising activities promoting World AIDS Day.

ICC Chief Executives? Committee to discuss FTP

Dubai – The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) will meet for its next quarterly meeting in Dubai on Tuesday. The main objective is to consider the new Future Tours Programme Agreement (2012-2020) and the accompanying league rules.

The Chief Executives and their respective FTP managers will work towards implementing the new FTP and the Test and ODI leagues. Following the CEC recommendations in September, the new international cricket structure was approved by the ICC Executive Board in October.

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